Rappahannock River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Rappahannock River Levels

September 22 2023


Discharge Volume Today
-5.9 cfs (-6.5%) since yesterday
9.33% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the Rappahannock River was last observed at 85 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 168 acre-ft of water today; about 9% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 910 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2014-05-01 when daily discharge volume was observed at 66,200 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Rappahannock River Near Fredericksburg reporting a streamflow rate of 67.6 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Rappahannock River At Remington with a gauge stage of 2.31 ft. This river is monitored from 2 different streamgauging stations along the Rappahannock River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 301 ft, the Rappahannock River At Remington.

Last Updated 2023-09-21
Streamflow 84.9 cfs
Percent of Normal 9.33%
Maximum 66,200.0 cfs

About the rappahannock river

The Rappahannock River is a 195-mile river in Virginia that flows through the Piedmont and Coastal Plain regions. It was an important transportation route in colonial times and played a significant role in the Civil War. The river's headwaters are in the Blue Ridge Mountains and it empties into the Chesapeake Bay. The Rappahannock River is used for drinking water, irrigation, and hydroelectric power, and is home to several reservoirs and dams. The major reservoirs include Lake Brittle, Lake Pelham, and Abel Lake. The river is also popular for recreational activities such as fishing, boating, and swimming, and supports a diverse range of aquatic life. The Rappahannock River is a vital part of Virginia's history, economy, and natural environment.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Rappahannock River At Remington
USGS 01664000
17 cfs 2.31 ft -11.73
Rappahannock River Near Fredericksburg
USGS 01668000
68 cfs 1.66 ft 0

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Rappahannock River Maximum Total Discharge

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Rappahannock River Year Over Year Discharge

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